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For workplace wellness, is well-being more important than managing disease?-4676

For workplace wellness, is well-being more important than managing disease?

Employee wellness programs often focus on managing chronic disease. As reported in ICAA’s “Growth of the Active Aging Industry in the US and Canada, 2014,” two reports from Rand Corporation identified health risk screenings, weight loss, smoking cessation and exercise programs as the most frequently offered workplace wellness programs. Typical goals are reducing absenteeism and improving productivity. Is chronic disease management the only factor of importance in workplace wellness?

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Biggest return on employee wellness comes from managing chronic disease-4573

Biggest return on employee wellness comes from managing chronic disease

In the chapter overviewing workplace wellness programs found in ICAA’s recent research publication, “Growth of the Active Aging Industry in the US and Canada, 2014," two reports from Rand Corporation identified the benefits offered in employee wellness programs. Those frequently offered benefits were health risk screenings, exercise programs, smoking cessation and weight loss programs. Workers who participated in the programs achieved statistically significant and clinically meaningful improvements in exercise frequency, smoking behavior and weight control, but not cholesterol control.

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People with knee replacements return to work-3624

People with knee replacements return to work

The most common cause of knee pain and disability is arthritis, reports the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Arthritis and injury are the primary reasons for a total knee replacement (TKR) surgery to replace damaged bones with metal implants cushioned by plastic spacers. The authors of a new study were interested in finding out if TKR surgery was effective in helping people return to their jobs.

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Improved physical function improves employment and income-3611

Improved physical function improves employment and income

Data including 185,829 adults participating in the National Health Interview Survey (2004-2010) was combined into a physical function index based on limitations in physical activities such as walking, sitting, standing, climbing and carrying objects.

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Why work? In the US, it's for health insurance-3552

Why work? In the US, it's for health insurance

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More people 65+ are working-3529

More people 65+ are working

In the United States, the rate of women and men ages 65 and older participating in the labor force has been increasing for the past 20 years, according to results from the federal American Community Survey. The number of women who are working is a driving force behind this trend.

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